PRP Injection Treatment For Injury & Pain Relief Birmingham
Updated: Jul 13, 2022
PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections are an extremely popular treatment that are used to relieve pain by promoting long lasting tissue repair and healing of a wide range of musculoskeletal injury and/or pain conditions. Here at the Dynamic Clinic we have been providing this treatment for over several years and are extremely impressed by the fantastic long-term results. PRP treatment is now a simple, safe rapidly emerging therapeutic treatment that is showing high amounts of exciting potential with conditions like osteoarthritis, shoulder, hip and spine, rotator cuff tears, plantar fasciitis, knee ligament (ACL) or cartilage injuries, alongside back and neck injuries, tennis elbow, ankle sprains, tendonitis, and ligament sprains.
How do PRP injections work?
When tissue becomes injured and damaged, the body’s first response is to deliver platelets which are packed with biological growth and healing factors. It is these platelets that initiate repair and attract stem cells into the area of damage, thus to facilitate a natural healing response. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has the natural healing process which amplifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets to the site needed healing and tissue regeneration, and is particularly useful where chronic tissue damage has occurred and the bodies natural repair process is inhibited.
PRP is a simple, quick, safe process using a small sample of your own blood, which is drawn and placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelets from the other components. The concentrated PRP injection is then delivered into and around the point of injury to amplify facilitation of natural self healing mechanisms. Because your own blood is used, there is very limited risk of side-effects or infection and a very low risk of allergic reaction. PRP treatment is extremely well tolerated and does not generally require any local anaesthetic because of its simplicity.
How long do PRP Injections take?
PRP therapy it’s a very quick, easy to perform procedures that takes approximately 30mins in total, with the injection itself lasting for seconds. PRP injections here with Dynamic Osteopaths are performed safely in a medical office, often used to treat injury and relieve pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital visits. Furthermore, recovery and downtime is minimal recovery, in fact, most people return to their jobs or usual activities shortly after the procedure.
How often do I need to have PRP injections?
It is generally recommended to have a course of a to three PRP treatment, approximately one month apart. You may, however, gain considerable pain relief after your first injection.
What are the expected results of PRP Treatment?
The aim of platelet rich plasma treatment is to provide pain relief, via reducing inflammation through natural biological healing, and just to this reason it can provide long lasting results when preventive measures are undertaken. Alongside pain relief, the second most important factor is improved functional capacity. Initial improvement may be seen within a week, and then gradually increasing as the healing progress continues and inflammation reduces. Recent studies and clinical practice are showing PRP injections to be very effective method of pain treatment and allowing patients to their active normal lives. Furthermore, imaging studies have shown definitive tissue repair and regeneration after PRP treatment, confirming a facilitated healing process.
Whether it be a chronic injury like tendinosis or a degenerative condition like joint arthritis, if you act early successful outcomes incomes in pain reduction and tissue preservation can be attained without the need for invasive surgery.
Each year we have seen a huge rising demand in PRP treatment, simply because of its effectiveness over a long period of time and this alongside its safety and simplicity. PRP treatment does have the capacity in many cases to reduce the need for surgical intervention. Further information in regards to PRP treatment and the process can be found here.
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Don’t let pain, joint damage, sports injuries or arthritis get in the way of allowing you to do what you want. Schedule a consultation at Dynamic Osteopaths & Regenerative Medicine today, and let us treat your injury, provide pain relief and get you back to your full and active lifestyle. We have clinics operating out of Alvechurch, Solihull (Henley-In-Arden) & Birmingham Edgbaston.
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